A militant and an army soldier were killed after a fierce gunfight broke out between militants and counter insurgent forces in Pandushan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.
The gunfight broke out at around 1:30 am after a joint team Army’s 34RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the village.
Official sources told news agency GNS that in exchange of firing one militant and an army man were killed also one army man was injured.
As per the official source operation in the area is in the final stage. The identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained.
Srinagar: Chinar Corps Commander Lt General K J S Dhillon on Friday said that they have recovered an American sniper rifle from a militant cache along Amarnath Yatra route.
Dhillon was addressing a joint presser with DGP JK Police Dilbagh Singh here.
“An M-24 American sniper rifle with a telescope was also recovered from a terror cache along Shri Amarnath ji route,” Dhillon said.
He said that a Pakistan Army landmine has also been recovered from one of the caches ‘indicating that Pakistan Army is involved in terrorism in Kashmir.’
“This will not be tolerated,” Dhillon said. “We had done in-depth analysis of terrorism in Kashmir. 83% of local people who pick up weapons had record of stone-pelting.I request all mothers,if today your child throws stones at security forces for Rs 500 then he’ll become terrorist tomorrow,” Dhillon said.
He said that situation on the LoC is under control and ‘very much peaceful.’
“Infiltration bids from Pakistan side are being successfully thwarted,” he said.
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New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha, on Friday passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention), Amendment Bill, 2019 with 147 votes against 42. Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah defended the bill amid criticism by the Congress party which objected to the amendment in the bill. Shah said that acts of terror are committed by ‘individuals’ who continue to use loopholes in the law to carry out unlawful activities. The motion to refer the bill to Select Committee was rejected by the House with 104 against 85 votes.
Shah also accused Congress of misusing agencies and said that the democracy was sabotaged for political gain. “What happened during the Emergency? All media was banned, all opposition leaders were jailed. There was no democracy for 19 months, and you are accusing us of misusing laws? Kindly look at your past,” he said.
Speaking against the bill, Congress leader P Chidambaram said, “If you see reasons for the amendment, it says ‘to empower NIA’. In passing you say ’empowers Centre to add or remove an individual’s name as a terrorist’, this mischief is why we are opposing this amendment, we are not opposing Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.”
“In 2008 when I took over as Home Minister, I said anti-terrorism will stand on three legs- one is NIA, one is NATGRID and one is NCTC. We have only one leg today, what have you done about NATGRID and NCTC? Why are they in limbo?”Chidambaram said.
Digvijaya Singh said that he ‘doubted’ BJP’s intention in bringing the bill. “We doubt their(BJP) intent. Congress never compromised on terrorism that is why we had brought this law. It is you who compromised on terror, once during the release of Rubaiya Saeed ji and second by letting off Masood Azhar,” Singh said.
Reacting to the development of Air Force and Army being on high alert, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that putting of Army and Airforce on high alert is about something very different and not about article 35A or delimitation.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, Omar wrote: “What “ongoing situation” in Kashmir would require the army AND the Air Force to be put on alert? This isn’t about 35A or delimitation. This sort of alert, if actually issued, would be about something very different.”
Earlier, reports said that in view of the ongoing situation in Kashmir valley, Government has put the Air Force and the Army on high operational alert.
Reports said that government also has pressed Indian Air Force aircraft for rapid induction of CRPF and other paramilitary troops into Kashmir.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) led by Amit Shah, has said that deployment of paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir is based on an assessment of internal security situation and training requirements.
In the wake of reports on the additional movement of troops to Jammu and Kashmir, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs Friday said periodic deployment was based on internal security in the state. Speaking to The Indian Express, sources said troops would be deployed on the basis of factors such as rest and recuperation, and training.
A week ago, the Centre had sent 100 companies, or 10,000 personnel, to the Valley to “strengthen CI grid as well as for maintaining law and order”. The deployment comprised 50 companies of the CRPF, 30 companies from the SSB and 10 companies each from the BSF and the ITBP.
The notification from the Home Ministry last week had sparked fears that it could be part of a plan to abrogate Article 35A. Uncertainty over Article 35A and Article 370 has arisen ever since Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were delayed, and President’s Rule was extended earlier this year.
The Indian Express reported that the move was to provide security cover to hoist the Tricolour in every panchayat in the state on Independence Day. The BJPhopes that the move will help gather momentum for the Assembly elections expected later this year.
“The government is infusing troops as many panchayat heads want to hoist the national flag this Independence Day. This deployment is being done to ensure no disruption to the process and avoid any untoward incident,” said sources.
The Central government has put the Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) on high alert in Jammu and Kashmir even as additional 28,000 troop were being rushed to Kashmir valley.
Reports said the the troops deployed on the Line of Controll have been asked to be alert to foil any infiltration attempt by miliatnts from across the LoC.
Reacting on the alert, forrmer chief minister Omar Abdullah said, “What “ongoing situation” in Kashmir would require the army ANI the Air Force to be put on alert? This isn’t about 35A or delimitation. This sort of alert, if actually issued, would be about something very different.”
However, New Delhi based agency ANI reported that the IAF flying operations in the state were part of “normal activity”.
“Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft are also operating from airbases inside the state,” the agency reported.
Earlier, over 280 companies of paramilitary forces are being deployed in the Kashmir valley, PTI reported on Thursday evening.